Health and safety of people and the environment is the responsibility of all Inkwali employees, more especially top management. HSE is one of the most important aspect of our business management. Most of our work present a number of safety challenges that require our qualified personnel to assess safety hazards and conduct risk assessment before any work commences. Safety procedures and controls are implemented and managed throughout fabrication and installation projects life cycle. All projects under Inkwali are managed in line with our Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Policy and Commitment. This includes our goal of zero harm to people and the requirement to maintain an effective management system.
Inkwali compliance to HSE is in line with the requirements of Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 and construction regulation promulgated in July 2003 section 4(1)(a). Training and development of Inkwali personnel on safety matters plays a critical role in ensuring that compliance is maintained. Inkwali Occupational Health & Safety Management and principles are also in line with the requirements of international standard ISO OHSAS 18001.
A detailed risk assessment study is conducted and client issues a Safe Work permit before any work commences on all construction sites. Our construction safety management system therefore follows the best industry practices.
Inkwali safety management system follows the management cycle as shown in the following figure:
At Inkwali, sustainability means finding the right balance between efficient, cost effective projects delivery, social equity and safety of personnel and the environment. Inkwali's environmental health and safety policy objectives are:
- Maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all personnel;
- Giving employees full support and tools in their effort to meet health, safety and environmental standards;
- Committing to high safety standards and compliance to Inkwali HSE policy;
- Training and development of Inkwali personnel on health and safety matters; and
- Committing to continuous improvement of our safety procedures and controls in order to achieve zero harm to personnel and the environment.